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PIPING DESIGNER

at TallGrass Energy

Posted: 1/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1372
Keywords: design

Job Description

Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation’s most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.

We were named to Colorado’s Top Workplaces list for the past three consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where all employees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued, have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total Rewards Package is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We offer our employees competitive base pay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time, holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement; Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan; company-paid Life insurance, Short- and Long-Term disability insurance; Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; Identity Theft Protection; and Critical Health and Accident insurance.

 


Primary purpose:
This position will be responsible for supporting measurement, compression, automation and general pipeline engineering design related tasks.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
•Strong attention to detail in composing, drafting, proofing and distributing drawing packages incl. associated / material lists.
•Strong knowledge of Tallgrass Engineering Standards, (Civil, Structural, mechanical/process piping, electrical and Instrumentation).
•Demonstrated experience with mechanical and process piping preferred.
•Support and lead various Engineering design, project management and project documentation efforts.
•Maintenance of drawings database per company standards.
•Develops drawings of various disciplines: Plot plans, P&IDs, PFD’s, orthographic, isometric, etc.
•Utilizes the latest versions of AutoCAD related products.
•Proficient in creating 3D models and drawing sets with CADWorx 3D Plant or equivalent modeling software.
•Piping specification library creation/maintenance per company standards.
•Conducts quality control reviews of drawings, drawing packages, and material lists in accordance to company standards.
•Coordinate between customers, engineering firms and internal resources to communicate and enforce company drafting/design standards and verify compliance.
•Understands material nomenclature, specifications and symbols for P&IDs, Piping, Structural, Electrical etc.
•Develops BOM/material lists for project drawings.
•Proficiency in NavisWorx 3D.
•Development of as-built drawings from field redlines.
•Experience with raster editing software.
•Determine, document and enforce best methods for xref/attachment and layer conventions.
•Deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
•Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.
•Maintain a regular, 18dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.
•Will work non-traditional hours as needed.
•Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
•Other daily, weekly, monthly or special project duties as identified and defined.
•Responsible for developing piping design administrative and technical practices, specifications, and procedures.
•Create layouts/designs utilizing company specifications, standard drawings, design instructions, plot plan, flow diagrams, line lists and supplier information.
•Provide internal and external design/engineering support.
•Willingness to learn and seek out new opportunities, meet people and challenges with an open mind to solve larger issues.
•Ability to take on work that is not defined or fully developed.
•Generate rough sketches, or schematics to develop engineering concepts into visual designs.
•Coordinate and participate in P& ID walkthroughs, design reviews, site inspections, and progress meetings.
•Comprehensive working knowledge of company standards, practices and procedures including pipe specifications.
•Knowledge of industry codes/standards not limited to B31.4, B31.8, B31.3 and ASME.
•Initiates and approves the development of project specific piping standards and specifications. (Senior).
•Responsible for developing piping design administrative and technical practices, specifications, and procedures. (Senior)
•Represents piping design in meetings with suppliers, subcontractors, licensors, clients, and other Company disciplines, and produces documentation required for conference or meeting notes. (Senior)
•Review project specifications, administrative and technical practices, design instructions, plot plan, flow diagrams, and supplier information (Senior)
•Provide training and CAD support to internal piping designers and drafters. (Senior)
•Provide a central focus for CAD within the project piping group. Interface with client CAD counterparts. (Senior)
•Assist in scheduling, determining work station needs, and forecasting CAD related costs and estimates. Monitors station utilization and forecasts deviations from workstation plan. (Senior)

 

 

Minimum requirements:

Education:
•A minimum of five (5) years direct work experience in Design or Drafting may be considered as a substitute for a degree.

Experience/Specific Knowledge:
•Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in CADWorx 3D.
•Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD.
•Intermediate proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
•Proficient in Industry Codes and standards.

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:
•Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).

Competencies, Skills & Abilities:
•Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
•Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
•Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
•Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.

Physical Demands:
All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughout facility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting up to 25 lbs.
•Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.
•Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
•The employee is regularly required to use hands to type, touch, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions:
•Position requires occasional travel.
•Required to carry a cell phone, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
•The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.

Supervisory Responsibility:
•None

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:
•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline.
•Experience developing/designing drawing packages for compressor stations, measurement stations and pipeline appurtenances for natural gas and crude oil facilities.
•Experience specifying pipeline appurtenances such as pipe, valves, flanges, fittings, etc.

 

 


Other responsibilities:
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V